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HBS New Energies has been selected to deliver roof integrated solar PV as part of Legal & General Homes' (L&G) sustainable housing development.

Around 128.4kWp of rooftop solar will be installed by HBS across 37 homes in the Buckler’s Park development in Berkshire.

An estimated 120,244kWh will be generated per year, with a carbon reduction of 62.4 tonnes.

System sizes for houses range from 2.4kWp to 4.2kWp and for apartment blocks 2.4kWp to 4.6kWp.

The scheme will help to meet L&G’s energy targets of achieving a 19% saving in CO2 emissions through on-site renewable generation.

James Bull, managing director at HBS New Energies said he was “delighted” at being selected.

“The contract presents an exciting opportunity for HBS to develop a long-term relationship with one of the UK’s most ambitious housebuilders, one who shares our commitment to high standards and innovating the construction industry.”

Solar is only one part of the Buckler’s Park development, which is creating a sustainable community of 1000 homes that will also feature electric vehicle chargers and energy efficiency technologies.

John Allan, managing director at Legal & General Homes, said: “Today’s homes should be fit for the future, which is why it’s important we make them as sustainable as possible. Energy innovation is a big part of this and we’re proud to be working with HBS New Energies at Buckler’s Park to make this possible for our residents.”

Installations of the solar will begin in the next few months.